"Libertad”, a 1983 G & S 40’ Convertible’s refit started in 2013-2015 and was then re-visited in 2019 and 2022. Since returning to Florida she has had fresh Awl Grip paint , bottom job, interior varnish and soft goods as well as 1000 hour service including coolers by Envoy Marine Service all completed in July 2022. This G&S 40’ Convertible has many upgrades including 2015 re-power with Cummins QSC 8.3, new tower, electronics, teak cockpit and covering boards, SAT TV, underwater lights, new A/C units and new interior.
In February of 2019, “Libertad” was shipped to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico where she received a new generator, fresh paint job, a mezzanine with custom tuna tubes, livewell, drink box cooler and storage for tackle. The flybridge of this G & S 40’ got a new layout and new electronics in bridge and tower. New livewell, bow lounge cushion, stainless bow rails, back up livewell pumps, refrigerated drink cup holders on bridge and custom tackle storage.
G & S Boats, owned and built by Buddy Gentry and Steve Sauer in Destin, Florida, are known as the best boats in the world to fish from for world records. Their unique engineering and design make them the masters of maneuverability for pursuing light tackle records.
Previously known as RAPTOR, this G & S made quite a name for herself. Having caught many different billfish in her career, she is most widely famous for her numerous giant Bluefin Tuna captures. Captained for many years by Peter B Wright, chasing tuna every year in Cat Cay or fishing Cape Hatteras during the Tag A Giant years, she holds quite a few impressive records. In the mid to late 90’s, Peter B Wright, Gary Stuve, Scott Levin and John Rafter captured and tagged hundreds of giant Bluefin tuna with many days of 30 plus fish per day! Stewart Campbell with his “dream team” Peter B Wright, Gary Stuve, Charles Perry, Charlie Hayden and John Rafter captured and released 73 Giant Bluefin tuna in one day! Call today to view 1983 G & S 40’ Convertible “Libertad.”
|LOA||40' (12.19 meters)|
|Engine Model||QSC 8.3|
|Engine Model||QSC 8.3|
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After graduating college with a maritime degree, Scott Levin spent the next 25 years sport fishing around the world. From capturing and tagging numerous blue and black marlin and tuna over 1000 pounds, to many world-record catches and tournament wins, Scott’s had experiences that most people can only dream about. He’s been fishing in most regions of the world, with many of the industry’s top sportfishing captains. He currently holds an All-Oceans 500-1600 Ton Masters Coast Guard license.
Scott has extensive experience building many sportfishing boats, as well as being an instrumental part in the planning, designing, and building of a custom 160' expedition mother ship yacht capable of carrying and launching a sportfishing boat in under two minutes.
He’s lived aboard many mother ship/sportfishing operations and operated sportfishing boats and yachts up to 160’ throughout the East Coast of the US, Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, Hawaii, Australia, Madeira, St. Thomas, Mexico, Bermuda, Cape Town, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Ascension Island, Costa Rica, Cabo San Lucas, and Tahiti. He’s also navigated the Pacific, including a Trans-Pacific Ocean crossing, the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, and Coral Sea.
Scott believes in continued service after a sale and always looks forward to walking clients through the process, from finding them the right boat, to setting them up to experience their dream of fishing, diving, or just exploring the world.